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Introducing Dave's Tangle Free

Posted July 11, 2014

On a yearly basis new products arrive on the fishing scene. Rarely does one make a splash like Dave’s Tangle Free. Lead has long been the standard for weight in terminal gear setups for Salmon & Steelhead. Drift fishermen, float fishermen, side-drifters, back-bouncers all utilize lead in their tackle boxes to accomplish one purpose – to get the bait/lure in front of the fishes face.It’s really a simple concept – weight is used to target specific depths & water types.So where does Dave’s Tangle Free fit in to this?Dave’s Tangle Free is a brand new alternative to lead. It has burst on to the...

Gearing up for Winter Fishing

Posted July 02, 2014

Winter fishing is an amazing but unpredictable time in the great Northwest. The weather can change in a blink of an eye with temperatures dropping below freezing and water levels can change drastically within a couple of hours. Fishing conditions become more and more dangerous as the winter days go by. Being prepared for these conditions will make your next outing much more safe and enjoyable.First things first, you need to wear a good set of thermal layers and warm socks for they keep your body heat in the best. If you are going to be wading make sure you buy...

The Very Best Fishing Line Is?

Posted June 15, 2014

It’s as simple as picking between braid and monofilament, right? Well, not quite. In recent decades fishing line technology has been leapfrogging itself and with the present varieties of line and their specific uses available, it might pay you to make your spool-up decisions armed with a little more information.In a more primitive day, fisherman could only use gut, hair, silk or string to connect hook to rod. {“Look! Oog have big fish on line! Me stand there too!” – Yes, competition began early…..}Then came the advent of that space-age material, nylon monofilament. Clear, smooth, strong and relatively small in...

Drop Shotting - Japanese import? or ... tried and true technique!

Posted May 20, 2014

Is Drop Shotting, Japanese? Soon the hot action of PreSpawn, Spawn and Post Spawn will give way to hot fishing in waters that have a from run off, cleared up and stabilized into traditional warm water Bass fishing conditions. With that warm weather will come additional pressure on our favorite lakes and river backwaters.Along with water-skiers, jet-skiers, kayakers, canoers and swimmers will come swarms of fair-weather fishermen, straining the water with every kind of Bass bait, rustling, thumping and drumming on the insides and outsides of their boats with nets, paddles, tackle-box lids, anchors, chains…..You name it. They will roar...


Posted May 20, 2014

Browsing over the interaction prompted from a recent picture we posted on our page, the question was posed “Why do you guys out west kill all of your hatchery fish?” I paused, immediately a little defensive. That question gets at me. I love fish. I love fishing. I don’t mindlessly kill fish without a good reason.  It makes sense however though that in other regions of the country the hatchery vs. native fish conversation is a foreign concept. They aren’t familiar with the balance (or imbalance) with which we have managed our rivers and fisheries. In the Pacific Northwest we live in...

Reel Tech | Reel Maintenance & more

Posted May 20, 2014

Today I’d like to introduce a company that excels in quality, customer service and prompt, professional service.Fishing Addicts has worked with  The Reel Tech a few times to get standard maintenance work done on reels. We approached him simply because we were aware of his business and had heard good endorsements of The Reel Tech coming from fellow anglers. We were happy to find out that John was every bit as dependable and professional as we had heard, and that he seemed to go the extra mile to ensure that our reel maintenance was top-notch.He does not only expert reel...

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